How to Convert cm3 to m3 – Cubic Centimeters to Cubic Meters Conversion Examples


cm3 to m3 - Convert Cubic Centimeters to Cubic Meters
To convert cubic centimeters to cubic meters, either multiply by 0.000001 or else divide by 1000000.

Converting cubic centimeters to cubic meters (cm3 to m3) is a common volume unit conversion. While it’s easy converting centimeters to meters, it’s more challenging dealing with cubes. These two example problems show the best way to convert cm3 to m3 and back again.

Cubic Centimeters to Cubic Meters Conversion Factor

The conversion factor between cm3 to m3 is:

m3 = cm3 x 0.000001

m3 = cm3 ÷ 1000000

m3 = cm3 ÷ 106

It does not matter which conversion factor you use. They all give the same answer.

Cubic Centimeters to Cubic Meters Dimensional Analysis

(100 cm)3 = 1 m3

How do you get that? Start with the conversion from cm to m.

100 cm = 1 m

A cubic meter is a cube 1 meter wide, 1 meter deep and 1 meter tall.

1 m3 = 1 m x 1 m x 1 m

Substitute the conversion factor for meter to centimeter

1 m3 = (100 cm) x (100 cm) x (100 cm)
1 m3 = 1,000,000 cm3 = 106 cm3

cm3 to m3 Conversion Example Problem

Q: How many cubic meters are in 250,000 cubic centimeters?

Multiply the conversion factor to the 250,000 cm3. Put the unit you want to be canceled out in the denominator.

Convert cm3 to m3 example 1 step 1

This arrangement allows us to cancel out the unnecessary units, leaving only the unit we want.

convert cm3 to m3 example 1 step 2

0.25 m3 = x m3

Answer: 250,000 cm3 is equal to 0.25 m3.

m3 to cm3 Conversion Example Problem

Q: How many cubic centimeters are in 5 cubic meters?

Multiply the conversion factor to the 5 m3. Put the unit you want to be canceled out in the denominator.

m3 to cm3 example problem step 1

This setup allows us to cancel out the unneeded m3 units.

m3 to cm3 conversion example step 2

5 x 106 cm3 = x cm3

A: There are 5 x 106 (5 million) cubic centimeters in 5 cubic meters.